Indiegogo Thank You!

 

At the beginning of June, thanks to around 50 backers, I was able to meet my goal of $3000 to finish "Gravity"!  I've been busy at work ever since and after two long years I have finally finished the album!!  About two weeks ago I had the CD pressed and have been slowly but surely getting copies out to my all of the backers prior to the CD release as promised.  

I can't express how thankful I am and how amazing it is to have such support from my fans, friends, and family.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  The full realization of this success hasn't really sunk in yet, and is starting to show itself as I'm able to personally hand out CD's and tell people how grateful I truly am.  The feedback on the album so far has been incredible, and I can't wait to officially release it to the public on 8/24/17 at the Frequency!  

Here are the amazing people that made a dream of mine possible.  Without you this project wouldn't have happened and you deserve major credit!

Chelsea Roque, Joe Loetscher, Cam Shimniok, Roy Marsden, Judy Baker, Dave and Val Simpson, Karen Wheelock, Jeremiah Marsden, Patricia Worick, Justin Swenson, Kathryn Kyker, Sarah Fisher, Shane McNamara, Matt Lowrey, Mark Furst, Sam Myers, Eric Stover, Woody Shelton, Caleb Hopwood, Martin Vire, Ralph Bowden, Jim Roof, Will Steven, Becca Bowden, Brian Zimmerman, Stephanie Miller-Lamb, Rob Zibell, Jen German, Cathy Baker, Gretchen Haraldson, Kim Freeman, Hannah and Max Liptack, Brian Hatfield, Gisela Alt, Joe Yaeger, Travis Mancl, Mark Fairchild, Bill Whitford, Dan Grimes, Sierra Marx, Chandon Kunz, Al Bagwell, Mike Conners, Michelle Braun, Dick Bauhs, Paul Gilbertson, Zach Short, Kayla Driscoll, and Robin Wahle.

 

 

 

"Gravity" CD Release Party!

 

 

J. Marsden at Sosonic's Listening Room w/ Julia McConahay!

 

 

J. Marsden's Big Wide Country Acoustic Roundup

 

 

Vocal Recording!!!

 

Today I've finished up all of the vocal recording and I'm confident that I've recorded some of my best work yet!  I seriously can't wait to put this album out, but we still have a bit of work left.  Here's what's next:

-Misc. Percussion Recording

-Misc. Synth Recording during mixing to fill out the sound and give more production value

-Interlude Soundscapes (oh yes, I'll be submerging the listener with some audio imagery!)

-Vocal Harmonies (We'll probably fill out some parts to make them more epic, but have to get to that in production!)

-Mixing (this should take about a month or so and should be done by mid June)

-Mastering (this should only take a week or two and should be done before July!)

-Album Artwork (this is in the works right now)

-Duplication and Merchandise

-Distribution and Indiegogo order fulfillment

-CD Release prep and party!!  (shooting for Aug. 24th!)

 

 

Indiegogo Campaign to Fund "Gravity"

 

The day is here, take a look for yourself!

 

Bass Tracking

 

Oh yeah!  I'm getting on a roll with this album now!  I've also decided on an album title...  it shall be named "Gravity"!  So, over the last week Jared and I have gone through and edited all of the drums and today we're finishing up the Bass recording.  I was fortunate to borrow a very nice American Jazz Bass and it's sounding amazing!  Tomorrow we'll begin vocals and should be finishing up by the end of the month...  This is the final week before I launch the Indiegogo campaign, things are getting exciting!!

 

Drum Tracking!

 

Alright, so I'm back on track with recording my new album!  I just went to Audio for the Arts with my drummer/engineer, Jared Norton, and today we finished up tracking the drums!  We've got a great overall room sound with some totally solid takes thanks to Jared's hard work.  We had spent the last month and a half reviewing the songs and collaboratively working on the drum parts and it finally came to fruition yesterday and today!  Up next will be bass guitar and then vocals, all the while I'll be working on putting together a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo, so stay tuned as this month is packed full of work!

 

Make Music Madison Benefit Show

 

One week from today you can see a nice variety of some great Madison musical talent at the High Noon Saloon!  All proceeds are going to benefit Make Music Madison which you can learn more about here:  http://makemusicmadison.org/

I was able to be a part of M.M.M. this year, and if you're a musician or music venue you can join in to become a part of growing awareness to the local Madison music scene!

Have a great Thanksgiving, I'll see you on the other side a couple pounds heavier!

 

End of Summer Update

 

Alright, so I've been insanely busy this Summer, both with music, and my regular life too!  I work at a live event production/rental company so my summers are always full of events and extra work.  I hammered out all of the acoustic and electric tracks for the concept album I'm working on and spontaneously wrote some awesome parts that are really making the songs come alive.  Also, the recordings are sounding amazing!  Plus, I met an amazing woman, and well, you know what love interests do with your time ;)

Currently I'm working with a drummer to write some parts and really make these songs and this album something special.  I'm also practicing and writing bass guitar parts as well as working on all of the vocals while practicing for my upcoming big show for the High Noon Saloon's Summer Patio Series!  I do still have to write some lyrics..... yeah, I'm guilty of not finishing everything before starting the recording process...  However I'm getting a good picture of how the lyrics will be fitting the story and have come across the inspiration so I hope to finish those shortly!

My summer has been fucking tough, but amazing too, I hope yours has been more of the latter!